BLOODSPOT from Limburg an der Lahn celebrate the raw and dark side of Thrash Metal. Despite genre conventions, the band always expands the emotional boundaries of their sound and more and more incorporates genre-unrelated styles.
Tomorrow, the band will release the second digital single “Potzblitz”. The song will be available on every major streaming platform. The band presents also a new music video of the single. The premiere will take place on Friday, January 22th (10:00am CET) on their YouTube-Channel.
The band states: “Potzblitz” is the first song created for “The Cannibal Instinct”. Black, brutal punk metal. Three chords, fast and straight in the face, with pissed off socially critical lyrics. “Potzblitz” was finished pretty quickly compared to the rest of the album’s material. The goal was to combine classic hardcore punk with thrash riffing, gritty echoes and a death ‘n’ roll feel. After we played “Potblitz” in the rehearsals often on even higher speed, we decided for the album recordings not to overdo it, so that the song does not lose its charackter and lose its groove. The album title embodies, next to all seriousness, the wink, which always resonates with Bloodspot.”
The official video for the the first single “Our Workers Back” can be seen here:
Doom metal band DAYGLO MOURNING have unleashed their track “Witches Ladder” via Metal Devastation Radio. The song is from their upcoming album Dead Star, which will be released via Black Doomba Records in February. You can listen to the song here.
1. Dead Star 2. The Offering 3. Bloodghast 4. Faithful Demise 5. Ashwhore 6. Witches’ Ladder
DAYGLO MOURNING are:
Ray Miner – Drums Jerimy McNeil – Bass, Vocals Joseph Mills – Guitar, Vocals
New Jersey metallers, ATTACKER, have just released a brand new single, “Spiritual Warfare”, exclusively via their Bandcamp page. The new song features new vocalist Ski, formerly of Deadly Blessing and Faith Factor.
Drummer Mike Sabatini commented: ”We were originally going to have Ski as special guest vocalist for the single but after some positive feedback about the combination of Ski and the band, we decided to get working on new material. This infusion of new blood has really gotten the creative juices flowing! We recorded & mixed the new song at Bandmother Recording, our in-house Studio.”
The band’s plan is to get a new album together and recorded by years end for an early 2022 release and hoping things open up for the live shows that the bands and the fans miss greatly.
With all its difficulties and surprises, 2020 has finally come to its end. A year that was cruel on almost all of us, but it was worse for the music industry, when all concerts and shows were forced to be cancelled and left the bands not able to celebrate their releases properly with their fans. However, metal musicians released tons of great albums that cheered up fans who listened and banged their heads in isolation! Here, we listed 13 of the best of them for you that we recommend listening to, if you haven’t done so already.
There were also a few interesting and surprising things that happened in 2020 that we would like to mention here aswell.
In 2020, a few artists were able to be among their fans but in unusual ways. Doro Pesch was one of them, who played her metal for her fans but this time in their cars. Not as great as the usual shows but still better than nothing!
Between all the bad news, 2020 had a great surprise for die hard fans of ICED EARTH who followed them from their very beginning. Surely the news of the reunion of Matt Barlow and Jon Schaffer in a new project brought smiles to their fans faces and of course our Chief Editor!
For the first time in history, Iranian and Scandinavian metalheads joined forces to pay a tribute to the unique rock and metal legend, Lemmy and BRAVEWORDS is there to support! JUPITERIUM is proud to release ‘King of Spades’, a tribute song to Ian Fraser Kilmister, Lemmy; featuring amazing artists as special guests, Marko Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT), Johan Koleberg (Ex-HAMMERFALL, Ex-THERION, WOLF), Niclas Etelävuori (Ex AMORPHIS, FLAT EARTH) via a lyric video which can be watched here.
The song was mixed and mastered by JUPITERIUM’s Ehsan Imani and artwork and lyric video is done by Mohsen “Stargazer” Fayazi at Stargazer MultiMedia.
“I think we can call 2020 many names but one can be the year of division, even in the metal music community, people are getting divided over their political opinions and this virus makes it even worse.” Stated JUPITERIUM’s Mohsen “Stargazer” Fayazi “I believe in situations like this, Lemmy, an icon over anyone or anything, could bring us all back together and remind us that we, metal brothers and sisters are more alike than different! That’s what we tried to do in this tribute project but still no one is like him! We miss you very much Lemmy! Gone but not forgotten!”
2020 is the twentieth anniversary of MOTORHEAD‘s iconic song, ‘Ace of Spades’ which was released on 27 October 1980 and stormed British music charts for weeks. This year is also the fifth anniversary of Lemmy who left us on December 28, 2015.
SCHAFFER/BARLOW PROJECT, featuring ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer, and former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow – have released a lyric video for “We Three Kings”, from the upcoming Winter Nights album.
A message states: “We are pleased to unveil the lyric video for the song ‘We Three Kings’ from the album Winter Nights. The Kickstarter campaign for the Schaffer / Barlow Project was hugely successful and we appreciate your support. If you missed backing the campaign and you would like to get a physical copy of the album we have a pre-order for limited vinyl and a handful of signed CDs available aticedearthmerch.com.”